Tag: Witch Week 2016

Witch Week 2016: Wrap-up and Preview

Posted November 6, 2016 by Lory in events / 13 Comments
Witch Week 2016: Wrap-up and Preview

It’s been another amazing Witch Week here at ECBR! Once again, I’d like to thank the many people who made it possible: Kristen of We Be Reading, for starting off our journey with Neil Gaiman’s American Gods Jenny of Reading the End for giving us her Top Ten Reasons to Read Shirley Jackson Deb of […]

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Witch Week Day Five: Author Interview with Kat Howard

Posted November 4, 2016 by Lory in interviews / 8 Comments
Witch Week Day Five: Author Interview with Kat Howard

This year, I’m pleased to present an interview with New Hampshire author Kat Howard, whose debut novel Roses and Rot is a refreshing new take on the perennially popular story of Tam Lin. Here, the traditional woman-rescuing-her-lover plot is complicated by the presence of a pair of sisters, both talented and creative in different ways, […]

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Witch Week Day Four: An Appreciation of Oz

Posted November 3, 2016 by Lory in events / 20 Comments
Witch Week Day Four: An Appreciation of Oz

At the center of Witch Week this year, I wanted to place a set of books that were central to the development of American fantasy: the Oz series by L. Frank Baum. They’ve also been important in my own reading life, as you can perhaps tell from the title of my blog. I knew that […]

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Witch Week Day Three: Giveaway Day

Posted November 2, 2016 by Lory in giveaways / 16 Comments
Witch Week Day Three: Giveaway Day

What would Witch Week be without a great giveaway? This year, I have two fabulous sets of books that you can enter to win, all in keeping with the Made in America theme. And one giveaway is international – so read on! US entrants can win three gorgeous hardcovers from some of the most exciting […]

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Witch Week Day Two: Top Ten Reasons to Read Shirley Jackson

Posted November 1, 2016 by Lory in events, lists / 24 Comments
Witch Week Day Two: Top Ten Reasons to Read Shirley Jackson

Witch Week is about celebrating all kinds of fantasy literature, which can evoke many different moods and experiences — but because it takes place in the darkening days following Halloween, our reading choices may tend toward the creepier end of the spectrum. And for intelligently creepy entertainment, there is no one quite like Shirley Jackson, […]

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Witch Week Day One: American Gods

Posted October 31, 2016 by Lory in events / 22 Comments
Witch Week Day One: American Gods

When I came up with the idea for this year’s Witch Week theme, the first book that sprang to mind was American Gods by Neil Gaiman. In its exploration of the gods and demons brought to these shores by immigrants from many lands, written by a transplanted Brit with a deep knowledge and appreciation of […]

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Witch Week 2016: Master Post and Linkup

Posted October 30, 2016 by Lory in events / 24 Comments
Witch Week 2016: Master Post and Linkup

…Witch Week, when there is so much magic around in the world that all sorts of peculiar things happen… —from Witch Week by Diana Wynne Jones Welcome to the third annual Witch Week, an opportunity to celebrate our favorite fantasy books and authors. This year we’re focusing on the theme Made in America, and I […]

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One week till Witch Week

Posted October 23, 2016 by Lory in events / 19 Comments
One week till Witch Week

It’s almost here! Witch Week will start in one week with a preview and master post on October 30, and then the real fun will begin on Halloween, October 31. What is Witch Week? It’s the week between Halloween and Guy Fawkes Day, and the term comes from the book of that title by Diana […]

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Get ready for Witch Week…

Posted October 2, 2016 by Lory in events / 22 Comments
Get ready for Witch Week…

How do you get ready for Witch Week? Most importantly, mark your calendars, so you’ll remember to come back here from October 31 to November 6 for a full week of celebrating our favorite fantasy books and authors. These will include books like American Gods and The Wonderful Wizard of Oz; authors including Shirley Jackson […]

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